Electrolux CF 376 User's Manual

Electrolux CF 376 User's Manual
CF 376
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Important Safety Information
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure that you understand them
all before installing or using this appliance as your safety is of paramount importance.
Prior to Installation
Check the appliance for transport damage. Under no
circumstances should a damaged appliance be installed. In
the event of damage please contact your retailer.
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to
modify this product in any way.
Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the
electrical supply cable. If the supply cable is damaged,
it must be replaced by a cable available from Expert
Appliance Care.
Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Parts which heat up should not be exposed. Whenever
possible, the back of the appliance should be close to a
wall, but leaving the required distance for ventilation, as
stated in the installation instructions.
The appliance should be left for 2 hours after installation
before it is turned on, in order to allow the refrigerant to
Child Safety
Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play
with the product.
There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging material
away from children!
During Use
This appliance is designed for domestic use only,
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs. It is not
intended for commercial or industrial use.
Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at
low temperatures. Do not store any containers with
flammable materials, such as spray cans, fire
extinguisher refill cartridges etc. in the freezer.
Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has
thawed out.
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer
Ice lollies can cause 'frost/freezer burns' if consumed
straight from the freezer
Do not remove items from the freezer compartment if
your hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer
compartment they can burst when the contents
Manufacturers' recommended storage times should
be adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance and
disconnect from the electrical supply.
When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains
socket, do not pull on the cable.
This product should be serviced by an authorised
engineer and only genuine spare parts should be
Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair
the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out by
inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious
malfunctioning. Contact Expert Appliance Care.
At the end of the Appliance Life
When disposing of your appliance use an authorised
disposal site.
Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children being
trapped inside.
Instructions for the User
Instructions for the installer
Important Safety Information
Technical specifications
Description of the Appliance
Before use
Starting the Appliance
Thermostat Control
Opening/Closing the Lid
Freezing Fresh Food
Frozen Food Storage
Electrical Connections
Hints and Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
Food Storage
Energy Saving Advice
In the Event of a Power Failure
Maintenance and Cleaning
Internal Cleaning
External Cleaning
When the Appliance is not in Use
Something not Working
Service and Spare Parts
Description of the Appliance
A - Freezer calendar (recommended storage times for frozen foods)
B - Freezer controls
C - Frozen food storage and freezing fresh foods
Before Use
Remove all packaging and securing tapes. Wash inside the
appliance with lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda
(5ml to 0.5 litre of water). Do not use soap or detergent as
the smell may linger. Dry thoroughly.
Starting the Appliance
Insert the plug into the wall socket. The green pilot light will
illuminate to show that the appliance is switched on.
Temperature Control
The temperature within the freezer is controlled by the
thermostat situated on the lower front of the cabinet. To
operate the freezer, proceed as follows:Turn the thermostat control beyond the '0' position.
When you first start the freezer we suggest that you turn the
thermostat to a medium setting ie 3-4
0 = Off
1 = Lowest setting, minimum cold
7 = Highest setting, maximum cold/fast freeze
Allow the freezer to run for several hours before placing
food inside.
Do not fill the freezer to more than 5mm below the top
Opening/Closing the Lid
The lid is fitted with a tightly closing sealing strip to prevent
moisture entering the freezer, increasing the amount of frost
When the lid is opened the air inside the freezer becomes
slightly warmer and expands. When the lid is closed again
the air is cooled immediately. This may lead to the creation
of a vacuum which makes it hard to open the lid again
immediately. This is quite normal.
Wait for a few minues until the vacuum has subsided and
then open gently. Never use excessive force on the handle.
If you forget to turn the thermostat control knob
back, the freezer will not be damaged, but
energy will be wasted.
Frozen Food Storage
When first starting the freezer or if the freezer has been
out of use for some time, we advise you to run your
appliance for at least 2 hours before storing frozen food.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the
Do not open the lid frequently or leave it open longer
than is necessary.
Do not put carbonated liquids in the freezer.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after removal
from the freezer can cause a low temperature skin
Do not remove items from the freezer if your hands are
damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or
frost/freezer burns.
In the event of a power cut do not open the lid. The
food in the freezer will not be affected if the power cut
is short and the freezer is full. Should the food begin
to thaw it must be consumed quickly and must not be
(See Hints and Tips)
Frozen food, prior to being used, can be thawed in the
fridge or at room temperature, depending on the time
available. Small food items may even be cooked from
frozen, in this case cooking will take longer.
Any frozen food which is allowed to thaw accidentally
should either be eaten as soon as possible, or thrown
away. Alternatively, if the food is uncooked and has not
been completey defrosted it can be cooked and then
Freezing Fresh Food
It is important that fresh food placed in the freezer is frozen
quickly and that the food already in the freezer is heated as
little as possible.
Defrosted cooked food must never be
If more than 3-4kg of food is to be frozen:
1. Turn the thermostat to the coldest setting '7' 6-24 hours
before placing the food in the freezer.
2. Place the food in the freezer and leave the thermostat at
'7' for a further 24 hours.
3. After 24 hours, return the thermostat to the normal
Hints & Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when the
refrigerant is pumped through the coils or tubing.
When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being
pumped round and you will hear a whirring sound or
pulsating noise from the compressor.
A thermostat controls the compressor and you will hear
a faint 'click' when the thermostat cuts in and out.
Food Storage
To obtain the best performance from your freezer:
Do not store warm food or evaporating liquid.
Avoid buying frozen food if you cannot store it straight
away. The use of an insulated container is advisable.
When you arrive home, place the frozen food in the
freezer immediately.
Do not push food together too much, try to allow air to
circulate around each item.
Do not store food uncovered.
Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated and
labelled and used in date order to ensure that food is
consumed at its best.
Lean food keeps better and longer than fatty food, salt
reduces the storage time.
Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium freezing bags
or foil so that they adhere to the food and provide an
airtight seal.
Packaging which is swollen or has traces of refrozen
water droplets on the pack could indicate that the
product has not been kept at a suitable temperature and
that it may have lost its original quality. Partially thawed
food must not be refrozen, it must be consumed within
24 hours. Never exceed the storage times indicated by
the manufacturer.
Energy Saving Advice
Do not install the appliance close to sources of heat,
such as a boiler or radiator.
Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated room and
make sure that the air openings of the appliance are not
Avoid unnecessary frosting in the cabinet by packing all
foodstuffs into airtight packages before placing them in
the freezer.
Food which is to be frozen (when cool) should be placed
in the fridge before being transferred to the freezer.
Try to avoid keeping the lid open for long periods or
opening the lid too frequently as warm air will enter the
cabinet and cause the compressor to switch on
unnecessarily often.
Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the lid from
closing properly.
In the Event of a Power Failure
If there is a power failure during the storage of frozen
foods, keep the lid closed. If the temperature within your
freezer should rise, do not refreeze the food without
checking its condition. The following guidelines should
assist you:
Ice Cream:
Once thawed should be
Fruits & Vegetables: If soft should be cooked and
used up.
Breads & Cakes:
Can be refrozen without danger.
Should be refrigerated and used
up quickly.
Cooked Dishes:
i.e. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces
Can be refrozen providing there
of Meat:
are still ice crystals remaining
within them.
Small Joints:
Should be cooked and can then
be refrozen as cooked dishes.
Should also be cooked and
refrozen as a fresh dish.
The freezer compartment will become progressively
covered with frost. This should be removed with the
special plastic scraper provided whenever the
thickness of frost exceeds ¼".
During this operation it is not necessary to switch off the
power supply or to remove the foodstuffs.
However, when the ice becomes very thick on the inner
liner, complete defrosting should be carried out and it is
advisable to perform this operation when the appliance is
To carry out complete defrosting:
1. It is advisable to disconnect the appliance from the
electrical supply. If the plug is inaccessible, turn the
thermostat to '0'.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap in several layers
newspaper and store in a cool place.
3. Leave the lid open.
4. To accelerate the defrosting process place a bowl of hot
(not boiling) water inside the freezer and close the lid.
5. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
6. Turn the thermostat control back to a medium setting
between 3-4 and leave to run for at least 2 hours.
7. Replace the previously removed food.
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs during
defrosting may shorten their safe storage life.
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost from the
evaporator as this could damage the appliance beyond
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning is carried
out you must DISCONNECT the appliance from
the electricity supply
Internal Cleaning
Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and
bicarbonate of soda (5ml to 0.5 litre of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
NEVER use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products or wax
polishes to clean the interior as these will
damage the surface and leave a strong odour.
External Cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water.
When the Appliance is not in Use
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all foods and
clean the appliance, leaving the lid open to prevent
unpleasant smells.
Something not Working
If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before calling out an engineer.
No power to the appliance
Check there is power at the socket
Check there is not a power cut by checking the
household lights.
Check the mains fuse has not blown.
The temperature in the freezer is too high
Check the thermostat is turned to the correct setting
relevant to ambient conditions.
Check the ambient temperature is within the
appliance's operating limits of 10° 32°C.
The freezer lid will not open
Has the lid just been opened? If so leave for a few
minutes to allow the air pressure to equalise.
Adjust the thermostat to give correct temperature
control. See 'Temperature Control'.
Excessive frost and ice has built up
Check that the lid is closed.
Large quantities of food have recently been placed in
the cabinet/and or the lid is frequently opened.
Check that air ventilation is not obstructed.
Ensure the lid has not been left open.
Check that nothing is preventing the lid from closing.
Is the lid gasket intact and clean?
Has advised periodic cleaning been carried out.
Refer to 'Normal Operating Sounds'
If after all these checks your appliance still does not operate
correctly, contact Expert Appliance Care.
Please note that it will be necessary to provide proof of
purchase for any in-guarantee service calls.
In-guarantee customers should ensure that the above
checks have been made, as the engineer will make a
charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical
Service and Spare Parts
If you require further information regarding the appliance, the terms and conditions of the guarantee, or wish to call out
engineer, please contact Expert Appliance Care by telephoning:
0870 9099100
Technical Specifications
Volume (gross)
Volume (net)
Height without/with roller
Energy consumpt./24h
Freezing capacity
Hold-over time
Rated power
Place the freezer horizontally on a firm surface, resting
on all four wheels. Use a wooden block or similar object
to compensate for any bumps/holes in the floor's
The room should be dry and adequately ventilated.
If the room temperature exceeds 32°C, or falls below
freezing point, the freezer will not function as it should.
Do not place the freezer close to sources of heat,
radiators, chimneys, etc. and do not place the freezer in
direct sunlight.
If the freezer has been handled standing on end, it
should be allowed to stand in the normal position for
about 12 hours before switching it on.
Ensure that the appliance is installed where it is easily
accessible for the engineer in the event of a breakdown.
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person.
This appliance must be earthed.
The manufacturer declines any liability should these
safety measures not be observed.
Electrical Requirements
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply
voltage is the same as that indicated on the appliance rating
The appliance is supplied with a 13amp plug fitted. In the
event of having to change the fuse in the plug supplied, a
13amp ASTA approved (BS1362) fuse must be
used.Should the plug need to be replaced for any reason.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with
the following code:
Green and Yellow:
The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to
the terminal marked with the letter "E" or by the earth
or coloured green and yellow.
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal
"N" or coloured black.
The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal
marked "L" or coloured red.
Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray strands of
wire present and the cord clamp must be secure over the
outer sheath.
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